Insecure WordPress blogs unwittingly host Blackhole malware attack

SophosLabs has intercepted a major malware campaign, spread via spam email and compromised self-hosted WordPress blogs, which attempts to infect computers using the notorious Blackhole exploit kit.

Be on your guard if you have received an email entitled “Verify your order”, as links contained within the email could take you to a poisoned webpage, designed to install malware onto your PC.

Here’s what a typical email looks like…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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